\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇- \
roomier; roomiest

Definition of roomy

1 : having ample room : spacious
2 of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding

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Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

Examples of roomy in a Sentence

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside
Recent Examples on the Web One of the hottest aisles in autodom, mainstream subcompacts boast a variety of toys like the off-roady Subaru Crosstrek, rugged Jeep Renegade, roomy Honda HR-V and funky Kia Soul. Dallas News, "Mazda CX-30 outshines its competitors — even the more expensive ones," 18 Jan. 2020 The interior is roomy and features Tesla’s signature central touchpad, in this case a 17-incher. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, "9 Things You Need To Know About Tesla's Incredibly Weird and Possibly Genius Cybertruck," 22 Nov. 2019 The stars don't always align that way, but having a roomy and reliable piece of carry-on luggage occasionally affords me the opportunity of doing just that. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, "The Item I "Wear" to Death: My Rimowa Luggage," 30 Oct. 2019 The new space features floor-to-ceiling windows and a roomy seating and counter area for spectators and future cooking class students. Denys Bucksten,, "Dunbar Recreation Center opens its doors in Mundelein," 9 Apr. 2018 While the new bins are far roomier than standard shelf bins, there still is not enough space to guarantee stowage space for every passenger. Dan Catchpole, Fortune, "Gate-Checked Again? Here’s Why There’s No Room for Your Carry-On Bags in the Overhead Bin," 19 Dec. 2019 Now the two popular large SUVs are even longer and roomier than before. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "GM unveils even bigger Tahoe and Suburban SUVs," 10 Dec. 2019 This is a compact rig, but roomy enough to accommodate a couple of computer displays. Julio Ojeda-zapata, Twin Cities, "Shopping for tech? Here are suggestions in various price ranges," 28 Nov. 2019 And for the right buyer, the Aviator’s stronger performance and slightly roomier interior are definite advantages. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares the 2019 Audi Q7 and 2020 Lincoln Aviator," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of roomy

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jan 2020

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“Roomy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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How to pronounce roomy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of roomy

: having plenty of space or room


\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇- \
roomier; roomiest

Kids Definition of roomy

: spacious The house has roomy closets.

Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

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